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“I hadn’t PR-ed on my 2k all season and after one session with Kristin, I PR-ed by 3.6 splits. She was a game-changer!”
When I was a kid, I was teased about how I huffed and puffed when I ran. I was the token chubby kid picked last in gym class. So slow. So uncoordinated. My parents were dead set on having me be an athlete, but that was met with a huge eye-roll from me. I tried soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, ski team, track and field, and more before we’d all nearly given up.
Then, I found rowing. The first time I took a 2k erg test, I felt like I was going to die. It was the hardest thing I’d ever done in my life. What I remember even more vividly, though, is what I felt like after the second erg test, when I beat my previous time. I was totally surprised.
What began in a grungy boathouse at Community Rowing in Boston blossomed into a 15-year rowing career spanning high school, college, and 7 years rowing for Team USA. I sat at the starting line of Youth Nationals, IRA National Championships, World Cups, World Championships, and the Olympic Games.
I went through the highs of setting records, winning National Championships and competing at the Olympics to lows of injuries, losing races, and failing to qualify for the National Team. I navigated the college recruiting process, then the transfer process from one university to another, and the leap to the National Team after college.
I didn't dream of it when I was racing in high school or college either. I just took it one step at a time, one workout at a time, learned the tricks, and honed my skills so much that competing on the international stage was a natural progression.
Sure, you could keep doing what you’re doing, but I want you to make leaps ahead in your rowing. I want to help you transform into the athlete you never even knew you could be.
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“I’ve trained on Kristin’s workout plans for two years and in that time I’ve PR-ed on my erg tests, won Head of the Charles, and gained tons of confidence. The workouts are tough but finishing them makes the huge effort well worth it — no pain, no gain!”
"I owe so much so my rowing success to Kristin. She has helped me achieve what I once thought was impossible. She was able to teach me so many great strategies for the erg and my split dropped immensely."
Reluctantly attend the first day of track and field. When tasked with choosing an event, I asked the coach which event is the shortest. Huff and puff through the 100m dash. Finished last.
Discover rowing + find a team I love
Learn the system to achieve success and get good at pushing myself. Finish just out of the medals at Youth Nationals.
Win first medal at Youth Nationals in the lightweight 8+
Break lightweight record for high school club. Win second medal at Youth Nationals in openweight 8+
Head to college at Georgetown University, then transfer to the University of Wisconsin (Georgetown just wasn’t my jam)
Win first collegiate national championship for the University of Wisconsin. Feel great about decision to transfer!
Make first national team at age 21. Compete for Team USA in Scotland.
Graduate from college. Win second collegiate national championship. Compete for Team USA in Germany that summer.
Win silver medal at World Championships in New Zealand
Win first ever World Cup for Team USA by earning a gold and two bronze medals internationally in the lightweight double.
Win silver medal at World Championships in South Korea
Decide I’ll take one year to train full-time in rowing and see if I can hack it on the Senior National Team (the big leagues). Become youngest woman in history to make the priority boat for the lightweight women. Compete for Team USA in Switzerland and Poland.
Retire from elite competition, go full-time into personal training and helping rowers. Start writing TRAINING PLANS online and hear great reviews from rowers around the country.
First year of STROKES SUMMER CAMP. My one-on-one clients land spots at their top choice schools.
MAKE OLYMPIC TEAM!
Life changes forever. I start writing training plans for rowers training all over the country.
Completely refresh the Training Plan Shop. The building continues!
"By creating an awesome training plan and supporting me every step of the way, Kristin helped me earn new PR’s (9 seconds on my 2k and 19 seconds on my 6k) – something I hadn’t done all season.”